Nick is a full-time lecturer at Tsuru University in Yamanashi located near Mt. Fuji. His research interests are writing centers (development and management), peer learning, and peer tutoring. Nick is currently pursuing his PhD at Waseda University focusing on the the impact of writing centers in Japanese universities from the perspectives of center administrators, tutors, and writers.
This forum features several short presentations on self-directed learning. The presenters will cover a range of topics related to their teaching practices, including their use of language learner histories; learner journals; online and face-to-face interactive tasks; negotiated goal contracts; and reflective tasks. They will also introduce measures they employ to facilitate open dialogue and create a professional teaching community. Finally, participants will be invited to share how they address learner autonomy in different contexts.